Forum:Write a spellbook with a marker

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Hi all,

I am trying to create a spellbook of remove curse with a magic marker, but it did not work. Is it possible to create a spellbook that I never find earlier in the game ? Shall I retry ?



You have to have previously seen/read/identified (I'm fairly certain) a spellbook to write one of the same kind, if that's what you're asking. Aeronflux 03:40, 23 August 2008 (UTC)


So for a beginner, what is the use of a magic marker ? I mean, I know that I will die before loosing my spellbook, so I will not need a magic marker to rewrite a spellbook that I allready have... If I have read a scrool of remove curse, is it the same ?

Only wizards with good luck have a chance of writing an unknown spellbook, but that chance is low enough that I don't usually use my magic markers that way.

Here's how I use magic markers: Save all the blank scrolls you find. Figure out if they are blessed or cursed. When you finally find good armor that you want to ascend with, write a blessed scroll of charging if you can, then write all the enchant armors you can. You can recharge the magic marker once. Then enchant your good armor up to +4 or +5.

In long games I will also use a magic marker to write known spellbooks that have faded, like Identify. Sometimes I'll write a scroll of genocide, but magic marker charges are too valuable for much else. That means magic markers are not really for the beginning game, IMO.

An uncursed scroll of remove curse is like casting remove curse. Sacrificing an praying at altars can remove curse, too.

Good luck! LarryF 15:57, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

For a Wizard with at least 6 Luck, the chance of successfully writing an unknown scroll/spellbook is about 97–98%. That's a pretty good chance if you ask me, especially if you're writing something cheap. -- Killian 04:57, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

I guess I'm resurrecting this thread, but I wanted to add my two cents. Yes, as an "extremely lucky" Wizard, your chances of writing an unknown (i.e. not previously identified) spellbook successfully are 98%. It all depends on your specific situation, but once I have good armor and a few other necessary scrolls, I generally just use magic markers to write whatever spellbooks I want but haven't found yet.

As any other class, it can still be worth trying... with excellent luck your chance of writing an unknown spellbook is 33%, or 1 in 3. If you don't need a magic marker for other things (i.e. scrolls of enchant armor/weapon), and if you really, really need that spellbook of identify/magic mapping/etc., it's definitely possible to get what you need. Just be prepared to waste a few charges in the process. This is pretty much laid out in "Unknown Scrolls and Spellbooks" in the Magic marker entry. -- JohnHarker 15:11, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

If you have only 1 marker then you could also try to polypile some books with polymorph wand. No charges wasted on marker. Also polypile some crap scrolls to get scrolls of enchant armor/weapon etc.